March 1, 2007

Which Republican opponent would Dem's favor in 2008?

From the perspective of the Democrats, who would be best to emerge as the Republican nominee?

UPDATE: Twin columns from ABC take opposite views on this question.
One posits that a McCain/Giuliani ticket would be the Dems "worst nightmare", while the other says it would be a Dem "Dream Team" for them to defeat.

Avoiding fringe flakes like Brownback, Tancredo, Hunter, or even Gingrich for the moment, who do you think Hilary would have the best chance of defeating in '08, Romney, Giuliani, or McCain, and why?

Which do you think Obama would have the best chance against and why?

Or which do you think the Dems would do best against irregardless of who they nominate?

Rudy's got some mo going on for the moment, but of course that could evaporate in the twinkliing of an eye and McCain seems to be on a downward spiral for the past few weeks. Romney essentially hasn't left the gate.

As a Dem, (or if you were one) who would you like to see win the Republican nomination.

And yes, that's really Rudy on the right.


At 3/02/2007 6:10 AM, Blogger diehard said...

I'll take McCain for $500 Alex.

At 3/02/2007 1:46 PM, Blogger demgorilla said...

Guliani is the guy Dems should not want to face; he holds moderate positions on choice and lifestyle issues that would appeal to independents. Otherwise, McCain could be tough since he peels off independents.

I think the ticket Dems would likely do best against would be:

Brownback President
Tancredo Vice President

In fact, that's the ticket I'm encouraging my Republican friends to support.

At 3/02/2007 2:04 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Thanks Dem Gorilla, but I specifically took Brownback and Tancredo off the table.

Neither has a shot, in my estimation, though it would be a great ticket.... for Dems.

At 3/02/2007 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hillary will not be the nominee so that is moot point.
It's who would obama have the most fun against.

At 3/03/2007 3:44 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Interesting comment Anon above... but with a little effort, you might actually tell us why you feel that Hillary has no chance.

I, as of this moment (ask again in an hour) have a feeling that it's just the opposite, namely, that Hillary will be nearly impossible to stop.

Just a gut feeling based on everything I've seen and read, and the fact that the greatest politician of our age and the most liked ex-president happens to be her husband, which can't hurt.

Bill enjoys far more support in the black community than even Obama.

At 3/04/2007 12:07 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

I saw where Bill Clinton called Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights legend himself and asked for an endorsement of Hillary. Lewis is still neutral for now. Boy, talk about being in a tight spot.

I never agreed with Toni Morrison's famous statement that Clinton was "America's First Black President". (That is absurd. I mean Why? Because he commits adultery and likes greasey food?)
However, Bill is tremendously popular with Blacks. No doubt about it. It will be interesting.

My money is on Hillary because I have seen this scenario played out so many times: a Democrat comes out of the gates with all this grass-roots popularity, and hot shit media momentum. But then the party establishment and the "cigar-chompers" slap'em down. As always, they will nominate somebody who is safer and who has paid their dues. The cigar-chompers don't care about message or reaching out to a new generation. Never have, never will. That is just rhetoric.

By Super Tuesday, Obama will be back doing the job that the voters of Illinois expect him to do, which he is NOT doing now.

At 3/05/2007 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton is very possible to stop. Watch her speech yesterday and compare it with Obama's. One person is authentic, the other is as phony as a $2 bill.

I'll let you guess which one it was...

At 3/05/2007 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched both speeches on Sunday...and neither one did bad.


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